Fossil-free steel and beyond – enabling a carbon-free world economy

HYBRIT and the Swedish endeavour for fossil-free steel has been widely recognized across the world. In this deep talk, some of the thought-leaders involved discuss the road forward.

Anna Borg, Martin Pei and Bo Krogvig
Watch the full session Fossil-free steel and beyond.

This deep talk session was first broadcasted live on March 1, 2022, during the World Exhibition Expo 2020 (postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic). It featured the likes of Jan Moström (CEO of LKAB), Anna Borg (CEO of Vattenfall) and Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson (Swedish minister for business, industry and innovation).

In 2021, the first batch of hydrogen-reduced iron and fossil-free steel, and the premiere vehicle made from it saw the light of day. This particular road to net-zero emissions was laid in 2016 with the formation of the HYBRIT project, and it is still a long haul.

In this session, some of the front runners in the transformation of the value chain for iron and steel will provide you with an update on the road to a zero-emission future including the main obstacles and how to overcome them.

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Watch the entire session above.


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SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall started HYBRIT to develop a new value chain for iron and steel production using fossil-free electricity and hydrogen.